How’s Sunrise at The Palace Diner coming along, you ask? By happy coincidence I’m answering that very question today!
Work-in-Progress Update #1
Word Count: 8,000 approx. I’m rounding down to allow for headings and such.
Word Count Goal: 80,000. I’m roughly 10% done. Yay? I don’t know. I’m surprised I’ve already written 8,000 words… but 80,000 is a lot more, lol.
Word Processor: I need to get one. I’ve been okay without one, until I decided to write an 80,000-word story.
Blog Posting: I’ve been writing in segments that fit nicely into blog posts. This approach is excellent for short stories, vignettes, excerpts and such. It’s not very efficient for writing more lengthy stories.
A cup of tea: I’ve found that I like writing with a cup of steaming hot black tea (Orange Pekoe or English Breakfast) — brewed very strong with a splash of milk.
Bukowski’s collected letters: Bukowski’s brilliance flashes and his life circumstances spring into 3-D in his letters, although he didn’t drink tea while writing. 😉
I don’t know where the ideas are coming from for this story. Maybe it’s just time to finally write a longer story?
You guys. Yes, you. Thanks again.
Very special thank to Geoff at 1001albumsin10years for this fantastic progress graph!